Here you can see what I'm currently reading and browse the books I've finished and see what I thought about them!
To Anyone who Ever Asks: The Life, Music, and Mystery of Connie Converse
- Howard Fishman
An in depth excavation of what little we know about Connie Converse
The Floating World
- Cynthia Kadohata
Coming of age story which follows 12 year old Japanese-American Olivia through her adolescence in rural America in the 50's and 60's. I loved the melancholy slice-of-life feel to this book. Almost nothing happens, but I was captivated enough to read it all in one sitting. Cynthia's style is unique and I'd like to read more of her books.
A Personal Matter
- Kenzaburō Ōe
This one was a hard read for me. This semi-autobiographical novel follows Bird, a 27 year old Japanese man who is expecting his first child with his wife. Without giving too much away, the main charactr is extremely unlikeable, and the story that unfolds is dark and depressing.
I'm Glad My Mom Died
- Jennette McCurdy
Jennette's autobiographical account of her relationship with her late mother. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, although it was a tough read for me emotionally. Highly recommend to anyone who has a bad relationship with their parents, and to anyone really. Jennette's writing style is fantastic.
Just for Fun
- Linus Torvalds and David Diamond
The story of Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, esepcailly the last few chapters about open source philosophy and Linus's "meaning of life." Linus is very funny and endearing.
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
- Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon
A really interesting history of the beginnings of the Interenet written in 1996 (the year I was born)! A little dense for those who aren't that familiar with vintage computers, but definitely worth the read.